RHEL 4 KVM guests reporting "warning: many lost ticks"

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Issue

  • RHEL 4 KVM guests have been reporting the following error messages:
warning: many lost ticks.
Your time source seems to be instable or some driver is hogging interupts
rip __do_softirq+0x4d/0xd0

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux, version 4
  • KVM virtual guest

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